Fresh new shooter blends nonstop action together with instant customization on the battlefield
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) has announced that Starhawk, a third-person shooter developed by LightBox Interactive in collaboration with Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) Santa Monica Studio, is now available via PlayStation Network.
The Starhawk universe is set in the distant future, out in the far reaches of space where factions battle over a rare and dangerous resource known as Rift Energy. In this galaxy, colonies of humans, called Rifters, explore a scattering of planets, known as the Frontier, in attempt to mine this energy to make an honest living, but find their way of life threatened by the Outcast, a ruthless species of humans who have mutated into psychotic monsters due to exposure to this very same Rift Energy. Caught in the middle is Emmett Graves, a hired gunslinger ostracized from society because of his own exposure to Rift Energy, leaving him partially mutated, but still able to retain his humanity.
The game's Build & Battle system lets players alter the moment to moment action by giving them the ability to change the dynamic of the battlefield instantly with a selection of base structures at their disposal, all while in the midst of the fight. By the touch of a button players can violently deploy a number of buildings, vehicles, or artillery to strategically complete mission objectives and defeat enemies.
Starhawk boasts an online multiplayer mode via PlayStation Network where users can battle head-to-head in 32-player matches, up to four-player online and offline co-operative play, and split-screen gameplay within multiplayer and co-op modes, always against an endless attack of enemies.